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10 African American Teen Books To Read Right Now

Jarrod T Thompson "Young Adult Author"
 
The First Part Last (Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner)
The First Part Last (Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner)
"Experience the 16-year-old male side of teenage pregnancy."
Senioritis
Senioritis
"OFF THE HOOK!!!  !The best young adult book out there for readers who want to see characters they know, and the blunt truth.  A true teenage perspective.  A must-read."
Bronx Masquerade (Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner)
Bronx Masquerade (Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner)
"Interesting characters with unique voices.  Not quite as potent as Senioritis, but not far from it."
Like Sisters on the Homefront
Like Sisters on the Homefront
"Real language, real family--Get real with Rita Williams-Garcia."
Monster
Monster
"Ever been treated badly because of who you are?  Ever had your self-esteem smashed?  After reading this, you will think twice about being at the wrong place around the wrong people."
The Skin I'm In
The Skin I'm In
"Exactly like the title--If you are too black, or not black enough, or not like what others perceive to be the "right" color this is the book for you.  An eye-opener."
Money Hungry (Jump at the Sun)
Money Hungry (Jump at the Sun)
"This is an interesting story that I would say is about sticking with your family through it all.  If you read Flake's other  book 1st, this one won't get the credit it deserves."
The Inner City Mother Goose
The Inner City Mother Goose
"The best poetry collection there is.  Timeless."
I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This
I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This
"Jacqueline woodson--Enough said."
Make Lemonade
Make Lemonade
"Interesting style and contrast of characters.  A quick read."
Whale Talk
Whale Talk
"Crutcher at his best.  The Tao Jones is a complex character.  Crutcher tackles his usual "tough topics" and adds some antagonists for The Tao jones to fight against."